I’m not going to engage in any defense of any of the idiots that descended on Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. By any name, fascist and racist political groups deserve no quarter in the arena of public debate. What strikes me as ironic is the reaction of mainstream media over this madness……..the same folks who have ignored racial political violence in the past few years have finally become enraged over Charlottesville.
Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists are pieces of dogshite. People who engage in violence to further their political goals are dogshite. People who make shields and clubs in their parent’s basements to take to political events are sad, human garbage. People who put values and belief in the most horrendous and murderous movements in history, like Hitler’s Socialism and Stalin or Mao’s Communism, are sad and pathetic creatures. When America’s system of education has churned out people who reject Capitalism and Individualism in favor of Socialism and Communism, and who identify as a member of a victim group or grievance class, it has failed.
For several years now I have written extensively on the danger and folly of Identity Politics. What we are now witnessing is the only outcome that a victimhood mentality can generate. Everyone engaged in this violence has something in common……namely that Identity and Political bent are based on your race, class, and group of grievance. When we sanction special treatment or special punishment based on Identity, we are allowing and encouraging this type of chaos and violence.
There is only one solution to the mounting problems of Identity and Racial Politics, and that is the same solution proposed by our Founders: That all are created equally in the eyes of our Creator, and that the rights of the Individual are greater than that of the Collective. Only when every American sees themselves and others as Individuals – deserving of respect and value – equal in opportunity and not outcome – can the events that occurred in Virginia be avoided. Instead of falling for the controlled demolition of our Union by forces intent on dividing us, ask yourself: Who benefits from this? If you are reading this and you are a believer in Identity Politics, ask yourself: If my current philosophy is played through to its end, where will it lead?
If you cannot judge someone by the content of their individual character instead of the color of their skin, no matter what that color may be……..you are the problem, period.
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr.